"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Gal. 6:9)." A few months ago, my two sons and I joined a Taekwondo martial arts class. The instructor, who has a 5th degree black belt, shared his story about how... Continue Reading →
Modern Bible Commentary On Romans 15
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up. 3 For even Christ didn’t please himself. But, as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me... Continue Reading →
Dear Husband, Are You Loving Your Wife Like Christ Loves The Church?
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." -Ephesians 5:25 In June, my wife and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary! It has been a joy, privilege, and honor to be her husband. I am beyond blessed to have her companionship as we navigate through... Continue Reading →
Poem: I Drove To Church
I drove to church With a confident smile. Even though—it’s been a while. I knew God would accept me. But before I entered the sanctuary I was met with callous glares. My sinful past—they were aware. My confident smile began to fade Like the bloom of a rose in autumn. As I turned my back... Continue Reading →
Do Not Build A Modern Church Without The Foundation of The Gospel Set In Stone
The modern church today does their best to be relevant to non-churchy people. I can understand this strategy, considering Scripture teaches us to become all things to all people for the sake of the gospel (1 Cor. 9:23). We should overcome our traditions and idiosyncrasies in order to meet the culture where they are and... Continue Reading →
A Letter to The Churches About The Pandemic And Dietary Laws
Dear Church, In 2002, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) originated in bats and civet cats at a wet market and transmitted to humans. In 2009, H1N1 influenza, also known as Swine Flu, was transmitted from pigs to humans. In 2012, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was transmitted by the consumption of camel milk and meat.... Continue Reading →
Poem: The Purpose Of The Church
Church is not a building steeple. Nor a place for righteous people. Church gathers all who believe Salvation is a free gift you receive. Church is not private but open for all Who truly heed the clarion call. Church was part of God's plan. Redemption before the world began. Church is God's kingdom on Earth.... Continue Reading →
Is It Biblical For Women To Preach In The Church?
First, as far as justification is concerned, there is no distinction between male and female, for all of us are equally sinners, equally justified by faith, and equal heirs in the grace of God (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22; Gal 3:28; 1 Pet. 3:7). I believe all of us are in agreement here. Second, let me... Continue Reading →
Haiku Poem: Sacred Church Bells
Church bells ring at eight. Sacred wakes up secular. Tradition remains. I enjoy church bells. Growing up, I often drove past a large catholic church who would ring their bells every hour to invite the city for religious services. The sacred space within the church walls told the secular world to wake up. Moreover, the... Continue Reading →
What does God say about Church Discipline?
Today, church discipline is perceived as an unkind action. People don’t like the idea of confronting another person because of its supposed negativity. Consequently, few churches are practicing church discipline today. In this essay, I will argue church discipline is a biblical command, and when done properly, strengthens the health of the church. Jesus told us... Continue Reading →